After winning the WBO NABO Light Heavyweight title in the month of April,
former Olympian Lenin Castillo, from the Dominican Republic, will travel to
New York, for the fight that will place him at the door of a world title
This Saturday, August 4, WBO ranked 14th Castillo (18-1-1, 13 KOs) will
battle 2nd ranked Marcus Browne (21-0, 16 KOs), from New York, in a
10-round scheduled bout from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans
Castillo-Browne is a special edition bout of PBC that will air live on FS2
& FOX Deportes at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
“I’ve been following Browne’s career for some time. Facing him was
something I was waiting for, and now it’s better because he is number two
in the WBO. We were both Olympians, so I know that we will give a great
fight to keep the fans talking about our division”, said Castillo, who is
stationed in Puerto Rico, under the supervision of veteran trainer Freddy
Trinidad, and Yoel ‘Yowy’ González at the Caimito Municipal Gym, located in
the capital city of San Juan.
“I feel satisfied with the training in Caimito, I’ve learned from the
knowledge of Trinidad and Yowy. On the track, the person in charge is Mr.
Bonet, who has worked with great boxers. I hope that all my work will pay
off in the fight, and that my performance is to everyone’s liking. This
victory is for the Dominican Republic, where we continue to grow in the
Castillo’s manager, Raul Pastrana of Spartan Boxing Club, said: “This fight
will define Lenin’s course in the grand stages of boxing. A world title
fight is upcoming with a great performance against Browne. We understand
that Browne has not faced a quality fighter such as Lenin. Lenin will show
that he has the tools and the desire to reach the top. In addition, he is
willing to face any opponent, at any place”.